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Storage 3TB Drive issues

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by TeenGeek, 23 Aug 2012.

  1. TeenGeek

    TeenGeek Worst touch typing ever.

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    So, today, i built my first computer. it is in a fractal design define r4, with an asus p8z77-v deluxe mobo, 16GB gskill x series ram @2133, 2 GTX670SLI, ASUS dx soundcard, seasonic 1050W 80 plus Gold. i73770k, and two hard drives, one is a 256GB ocz vertex4, and the other is a 3TB seagate barracuda. now,my issue is that i got this computer running quite well, and it is extremely fast, BUT i cant get windows to recognize my HDD, i've looked in the BIOS but i cant figure out how to get it into the boot order, or anything. i can see the thing, when i look in the boot category in advanced mode, but it wont let me put it inot the main boot priorities, and windows cant see it either. anybody know of a solution that doesnt involve re-installing windows?

    Any help is very much appreciated!
     
  2. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Format the drive. Use the windows install disk to do it if you have to.
     
  3. jizwizard

    jizwizard Well-Known Member

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    Right click computer, manage, disk management, locate drive, new simple volume
     
  4. YEHBABY

    YEHBABY RIP Tel

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    This.

    You can also go to help and search for disk management if you can't find it.
     
  5. PabloFunky

    PabloFunky New Member

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    In order to use all 3tb (windows limitations etc etc), you will need to format as a gpt partition.
     
  6. TeenGeek

    TeenGeek Worst touch typing ever.

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    AHA! excellent, problem resolved now, thank you all for your help!
     

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